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THERE'S A WORD FOR THAT!

Whether you’re eavesdropping on the woman at the next table as she relates her latest dating mishap, trying to understand your grown-up child, or playing the dating game yourself, it helps to stay on top of the latest terms and trends. You might just find out that you’re a closet kittenfisher. (It happens.)

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Fairlady
February 2020

ASK THE DOC

Surgeon and lecturer Dr. Sarah Rayne weigh in on recurring abscesses and how to deal with tick bites.

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Fairlady
February 2020

TOP DRAWER

Forget push-up bras and restrictive corsetry – these two brands will help you upgrade your lingerie drawer without compromising on comfort. Think lacy thongs, embroidered bralettes and mesh ‘bum clouds’…

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February 2020

'My breasts were nearly the DEATH OF ME'

After 20-odd years of suffering, Lynn Jones finally discovered what could be at the root of her mysterious illness: her breast implants.

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February 2020

'I've been celibate for five years'

Celibacy is the unspoken side of midlife divorce. There has been no plummeting of my libido, no preference for petting the dog, knitting or long hikes…

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Fairlady
February 2020

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Not even the hordes of tourists or the bewildering maze of streets can dull the charm of Italy’s most impractical city.

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December 2019

The Magic Mushroom Mind Shift

Could magic mushrooms be a long-term solution to crippling addictions and mood disorders like depression and PTSD? Clinical trials abroad have been showing that a few psychedelic trips may be able to ‘reboot’ the brain, changing set patterns of thinking. Science writer Leonie Joubert tells us why SouthAfrica needs to make a mind shift about psychedelic assisted therapy.

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Fairlady
December 2019

The Future Is Most Definitely Female

From being the voice against climate change to a game developer helping others understand mental illness and sexual abuse, these five young women prove that no matter your age, you can make a difference.

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Fairlady
December 2019

Natural Selection

These local skincare brands are all about organic ingredients, a back-to-basics approach and tapping into the power of nature. From nourishing marula oil to Kalahari melon, Africa delivered the goods, and then some.

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Fairlady
December 2019

Coming Up Roses

She starred opposite Heath Ledger as a teen, made a movie with Oprah last year and recently started a female-run production company. Comedy break through star Rose Byrne truly is having the last laugh.

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December 2019

Graceful & Frank

Oscar winner. Activist. L’Oréal brand ambassador. Netflix comedy star. Jane Fonda has worn many hats, and at 81 she’s still keeping us guessing. The Grace and Frankie star gave us an exclusive Q&A.

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Fairlady
November 2019

Taking Out The Trash

With our planet choking on plastic, doing our bit to stop pollution is now imperative. Easy-to-make ecobricks (get the kids involved) are both a useful contribution to the cleanup campaign and a low-cost building solution. So instead of binning that sweet wrapper, stuff it into a plastic bottle instead – you’ll be making a difference.

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Fairlady
November 2019

Queen's Landing

Culture, history, crystal-clear waters and dragon memorabilia: Croatia’s coastline ticks all the boxes, whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or not.

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Fairlady
November 2019

My Snowflake Baby

A late-night podcast about snowflake babies gave hope to Angie and Mike Hausner, who were facing a long wait for their second adopted child. Less than a year later, Angie was pregnant.

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Fairlady
November 2019

Starting With The Truth

Elizabeth Gilbert became the voice of a generation of single women searching for happiness with her bestselling memoir, Eat Pray Love. But it’s her story of marriage, divorce, falling in love with her best friend, then losing her to cancer that is most inspiring.

10+ mins read
Fairlady
October 2019

Money Talks

Self-proclaimed ‘money dork’ Sam Beckbessinger, author of How to Manage your Money Like a F*cking Grownup, answers your most pressing money questions.

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Fairlady
October 2019

How Inflammation Could Be Ruining Your Health – And 10 Ways To Tackle It

We’re bombarded with well-meaning health advice every day. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take a simpler, more unified approach to health, and could the key to this lie in the levels of inflammation in our bodies?

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Fairlady
October 2019

Go Small, Or Go Home!

Last July, Cindy and Seth Alfino packed up their kids and comfortable lives to travel around SA in a vintage camper van – an adventure that forever changed how they live.

10+ mins read
Fairlady
October 2019

Bottled Sunshine

Melissa McCarthy tells us why she plans to keep putting ‘real women’ in movies, what’s next for her and why there’s no chance of getting above herself in her crazy household!

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Fairlady
October 2019

Those were the days

Is the uptick in nostalgia holding us back, or helping us cope?

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Fairlady
December 2016

Soul Searching In The Midlands Sa's Spiritual Hub

The Natal Midlands... and surrounds is a popular holiday destination on most local travel bucket lists, but it’s much more than that – it’s a place to recharge your spirit. Dotted with unconventional restaurants, shops and places to stay, there’s a deep sense of spiritual richness there. And the intrepid artists, quirky entrepreneurs and kind community make it a unique place to rejuvenate.

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Fairlady
September 2017

Are We Doing Enough To Find Solutions?

We asked climate scientist Dr Peter Johnston,futurologist Clem Sunter, and City of Cape Town Mayco member Xanthea Limberg for their takes on the water crisis in the Western Cape.

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Fairlady
September 2017

Ask The Doc

Surgeon and lecturer Dr Sarah Rayne answers your questions. This month, they’re about cancer and weak abdominal muscles.

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January 2018

Healthy Living

Happy New Year! Time for a fresh start.

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January 2018

How I Survived...

...the first 3 years as a startup in the tech industry

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January 2018

'It's Even More Beautiful Than What You Imagined'

Julia Roberts read Wonder, the story of a boy who doesn’t quite look like everyone else, to her own children – and they all loved it. Inevitably, the story was snapped up by a film studio, and Julia jumped at the chance to play the boy’s mum. 

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Fairlady
January 2018

Iki-What?

IkiIkigai (pronounced ee-kee-guy) isn’t a millennial term for your creepy neighbour. It’s an ancient Japanese philosophy that’s shining a light on how we should live – finding purpose and joy in simple things... keeping busy, but slowing down when we feel overwhelmed.

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Fairlady
January 2018

'What I Learned When I Stopped Drinking

In the spirit of #DryJanuary (we know you’re thinking about it!), we explored the experiences and insights of people who have taken a break from alcohol for anything from a month to forever…

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Fairlady
January 2018

A Handmaid's Tale

TV’s ‘queen of drama’ on playing a feminist icon, her everyday life as a Manhattan cat lady and why you should buy yourself jewellery.

7 mins read
Fairlady
April 2018

Foodies

Of eateries, streateries and foodie adventures…

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Fairlady
April 2018